After roughly a year on the job, Pete Stein is leaving digital agency Huge. It is unclear what his next move is.
Huge’s chief operating officer, Raj Singhal, will take on Stein’s day-to-day responsibilities while continuing in his current role, according to an internal memo sent to employees today seen by Adweek. The memo was written by Stein and Singhal.
“While today’s news is sad, Pete’s decision comes at a time of momentum and institutional strength. In particular, we are proud to say that the leadership team, at both the global and office levels, continues to strengthen,” it reads, also noting the agency’s relationships with clients including AIG, Brooks, Citrix and P&G.
Stein joined Huge in May 2019 after serving as general manager of Fullscreen, a social content company. Prior to Fullscreen, he served as CEO of Publicis’ Razorfish.
Huge, which has 13 offices around the world, underwent a number of leadership changes under Stein. This summer, it hired Judith Hoogenboom to serve as global chief strategy officer. In December, Fura Johannesdottir joined as chief design officer. She replaced Derek Fridman, who left for Work & Co earlier last year.
Recent wins for the IPG-owned agency include Accuweather, Pantone and Eargo, a hearing aid brand.